Diplomacy

FILE - In this June 30, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea. Trump, the self-styled deal-maker president, is struggling to close big deals. He heads to the United Nations this coming week saddled with a heavy load of unresolved foreign policy challenges involving Iran, North Korea, Afghanistan, the Mideast and more. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
September 21, 2019 - 11:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, a self-described deal-maker, is saddled with a long list of unresolved foreign policy deals he has yet to close heading into his U.N. visit this coming week. There are challenges with Iran, North Korea, the Afghan Taliban, Israel and the Palestinians — not...
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Colombia's President Ivan Duque listens to questions during an interview with The Associated Press at the CATAM air base in Bogota, Colombia, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. Duque's will speak before the United Nations General Assembly and is expected to condemn Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro as an abusive autocrat who is not only responsible for the country's humanitarian catastrophe but is also now a threat to regional stability for his alleged harboring of rebels labeled a terrorist group by the U.S. and European Union. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
September 21, 2019 - 7:29 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's president compared Nicolás Maduro to Serbian war criminal Slobodan Milosevic as he goes on a diplomatic offensive to corral the Venezuelan socialist, warning that he would be making a "stupid" mistake if he were to attack his U.S.-backed neighbor. Ivan Duque made...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife Jenny Morrison as they arrive for a State Dinner at the White House, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 20, 2019 - 10:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A glittering crowd of American and Australian luminaries gathered under the stars in the White House Rose Garden on Friday, resolutely "celebrating" even as serious matters of national security and presidential politics combined to cast a cloud over President Donald Trump. Not...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison during a State Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
September 20, 2019 - 9:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the state visit by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (all times local): 9:35 a.m. President Donald Trump says in a welcoming ceremony for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison that "today we celebrate the long-cherished and unwavering friendship between the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2014, file photo, locals on a warehouse rooftop display the national flag while watching Taiwan fighter jets practice during military exercises in Chiayi, central Taiwan. The Pacific island nation of Kiribati severed ties with Taiwan on Friday, Sept. 20. 2019, the second such loss for diplomatically isolated Taiwan in less than a week. (AP Photo/Wally Santana, File)
September 20, 2019 - 5:08 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Pacific island nation of Kiribati cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan on Friday, becoming the second country to do so this week and strengthening Beijing's hand. Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said that Kiribati had officially notified his government of the decision...
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A table is set during a media preview for the State Dinner with President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 19, 2019 - 10:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will dine on filet of Dover sole under the stars in a Rose Garden arrayed in shades of green and gold in tribute to his country's national colors when President Donald Trump hosts his first state dinner in more than a year on Friday...
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September 19, 2019 - 9:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. announced Thursday that it is expelling two Cuban diplomats and restricting travel of members of Cuba's permanent mission to the United Nations as leaders gather from around the world for the annual U.N. General Assembly. The Cuban diplomats who are being expelled are...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo walks after stepping off his plane upon arrival at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. (Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP)
September 19, 2019 - 8:04 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 4:05 p.m. The United Nations says its panel of experts on Yemen have arrived in Saudi Arabia to investigate an attack on the kingdom's oil facilities. U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq acknowledged their...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2019 file photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a forum titled "Common Security in the Islamic World" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In an interview published by CNN Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, Zarif warned that any U.S. or Saudi military strike on Iran will result in "all-out war." It comes after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called an attack on Saudi oil installations an "act of war." (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
September 19, 2019 - 7:01 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's foreign minister warned Thursday that any attack on his country over a drone-and-missile strike on Saudi Arabia's oil industry will result in "all-out war," further pushing up tensions across the Persian Gulf. The comments by Mohammad Javad Zarif represent...
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September 19, 2019 - 12:32 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is facing rival resolutions calling for a cease-fire in Syria's last rebel stronghold in Idlib, "to avoid a further deterioration of the already catastrophic humanitarian situation." Germany, Belgium and Kuwait put their text in a final form Wednesday...
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